verb: engage; 3rd person present: engages; past tense: engaged; past participle: engaged; gerund or present participle: engaging
1. occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention).
"he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention"
synonyms: capture, catch, arrest, grab, seize, draw, attract, gain, win, captivate, hold, grip, engross, absorb, occupy
"the tasks must engage the children's interest"
involve someone in (a conversation or discussion).
"they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation"
2. participate or become involved in.
"organizations engage in a variety of activities"
synonyms: participate in, take part in, join in, become involved in, go in for, partake in/of, occupy oneself with, throw oneself into; share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, be associated with, have a hand in, be a party to, enter into, undertake, embark on, set about, launch into
"they like to engage in active sports"
establish a meaningful contact or connection with.
"the teams needed to engage with local communities"
Linuxfest returns to Europe! Join Bill Malchisky, Daniel Nashed, IBM's Drew Birnbaum, HCL's Barry Rosen, plus IBM's Martin Leyrer as they discuss the current Notes/Domino Linux strategy in an informative roundtable setting. They absolutely will cover Domino V10 and Docker support. If you are new to Linux, a pro, or just curious, bring your questions while hearing the latest information from within the IBM Community. They welcome you to provide feedback to IBM about their current direction including possibly expanding to CentOS for Docker. Join us!
Bill Malchisky Jr. is a seven-time IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions, bringing 20+ years of global IBM software consulting experience in regulated verticals and business prowess to his sessions. Linux is a consistent theme in most of the presentations Bill gave at 40+ IBM focused conferences. An active engager with IBM on technical matters, he helped drive and approve the macOS Notes installer for High Sierra release. Currently, he trains admins on Linux builds and runs a team of 15 developers for a customer. Check out his ICS and Linux focused blog.
Daniel Nashed - founder and principal of Nash!Com - Communication Systems - is a Notes/Domino administrator, consultant and developer mainly focused on infrastructure, high availability and security solutions. Working with Notes/Domino since V3, Daniel provides consulting and solutions design for Domino administration, IBM Traveler, system integration and troubleshooting. He is also an expert in cross-platform C-API development for Windows/UNIX/Linux and is the author of the popular Domino on Linux/Unix Start Script. Daniel is a regular speaker at IBM conferences, other national and international events and a proud member of the Penumbra Group.
Drew Birnbaum has worked in the IT industry for almost 3 decades holding a variety of senior IBM technical and sales leadership positions. Mr. Birnbaum is currently the IBM Notes Domino and Messaging Offering Manager based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Birnbaum has spoken at countless industry and IBM events and travels regularly to meet with customers all over the world. In his spare time, Mr. Birnbaum provides project assistance in Africa helping emerging economies harness the power of information technology.
Barry Rosen is a Senior Regional Director for Products and Platforms at HCL Technologies. He is responsible for the full offering requirements for IBM Notes, IBM Domino, Sametime and IBM Verse. Barry has owned many key product responsibilities across IBM's Messaging and Collaboration portfolio (including ICAA IMSMO, and Sametime.) Previously, Barry was a Messaging and Collaboration Consultant. As a consultant for nearly eight years, he was heavily involved in IBM SmartCloud for Social Business migrations and hybrid deployments. Barry is also a published author with several articles and books written on Lotus products.
Martin Leyrer has been providing IT-Wizardry for money for over 20 years. He boldly manages systems where angels fear to tread. Martin is easily distracted by everything shiny and new and he's excited by learning new things, strangle attracted to reverse-engineer badly documented product bundles.
We did more business and collected more leads during Engage 2017 in Antwerp, than at IBM Connect in San Francisco.
As a first-timer I didn't really know what to expect. The organization of the event positively surprised me!
A premiere event that rivals anything produced by any other organization. Great job...AGAIN!!!
It's a treat to always keep coming back for more! Well done, once again, and look forward to the 10th edition next year!
It is mind boggling to see two people create an event that rivals those put on by larger vendors with dozens of resources.
And huge thanks to Theo and the others for giving me my first international speaking engagement!
Theo is a legend, Theo has style. And he is putting together the best event in this space, year after year.
Engage was my first UG as a speaker and it has developed into arguably the premier user group for ICS in Europe.
Yet again a brilliantly done event. One that is used as the yard-stick by which all other user group events are measured.
Theo and Hilde did it again: Engage was bigger than last year, venue was impressive and the event most successful.
It was a pleasure, due to the efforts of Theo his team, the sponsors, the location and the participants. Much appreciated!
I was extremely impressed on all levels. Thank you to Theo Heselmans for the opportunity to speak at this event!
I’ve been to several of the past Engage conferences and Theo always puts on a great event but this was better than ever.
What can one say about this Engage, Eindhoven, NL. It is in fact THE European user group meeting,...
Theo Heselmans has raised the bar yet again as to what can be achieved with organizing an IBM User Group event.